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Old 11-27-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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MailOrder Source for Boczek Surowy Wedzony

Have any of you folks had any luck mail ordering the subject slab bacon in the US?

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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Sorry, bill. I've never heard of it. Maybe someone who is familiar with it will happen along to help you.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:02 PM   #3
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I'm curious Bill....What is this, other than the obvious. How is it cured? Smoked? How is it seasoned? Etc.
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Have any of you folks had any luck mail ordering the subject slab bacon in the US?
Bill, in the Saveur magazine issue on Chicago, I believe there is a source listed. There was a BIG article about the Chicago Polish community, with lots of info. Unfortunately, I'm not at the same place as my Saveur, so I can't look.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:04 PM   #5
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I'm curious Bill....What is this, other than the obvious. How is it cured? Smoked? How is it seasoned? Etc.
I donít know how itís made but it is mild tasting (not very salty and not overly smoky). I was hoping CharlieD could add some more info. I looks like the attached
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:14 PM   #6
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Thanks Bill. I've never heard of it. It looks delicious!! Very meaty. Maybe Miss June can put you on to a source through the magizine she refered to. If it doesn't cost an arm and a leg I might like to give it a try! Good luck and Thanks again!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:20 PM   #7
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I can't even pronounce it, but sounds like something I'd sure buy. Good luck on your quest!
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:45 AM   #8
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Bill - (assuming that Boczek Surowy Wedzony is a Polish bacon) have you tried contacting the folks at:

POLISH DELI
362 Jericho Tpke
Floral Park, NY 11001
(12.4MI from Long Island)
(516) 437-3892

If they don't carry it - they might be able to help you find a source for it, or, if you want to venture into Queens you might try:

Kabanos Polish Meat Market
(718) 386-8913

Szarlotka European Market/Deli
(718) 456-8893

Wawel Meats and Deli
(718) 821-2730

or if Maspeth isn't too far from where you live you might try:

Syrena Market
(718) 326-8328

W-Nassau Meat Market
(718) 326-0997

And, if you want to go to Main Street in Flushing, up around 100th-108th if I remember what I read correctly, there are all kinds of Eastern European shops.

Hope this helps you track some down ....
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:07 AM   #9
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Thanks Mike for the research. Last time I bought a five pound slab, at $4.00 per pound, was over a year ago in a town 30 miles from me (Riverhead). Last time I was there they indicated they were no longer carrying it. The Brooklyn and Maspeth stores are about 100 miles from me. I understand these are trivial distances by Texan standards but a 200 mile round trip would add about $50 to the cost of the bacon. That's why I was inquiring about a recommendation for a mail order source.
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Whereabout on long island are you? Im on LI also, and have a Polish employee who may be able to give more info where you can find it locally. ( by the way, im in the port jeff area )
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Saveur - City of Pork

Think that may be the article that Chef June was referring to.
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Think that may be the article that Chef June was referring to.
From halfway around the world, thanks a million. Great article; I copied it to my PaperPort. Hope the results of your recent elections keep things going well down your way.
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Think that may be the article that Chef June was referring to.
That is the article, and in the back of the mag, there's a section called "The Pantry," where they give contacts for sources. For this one, they give Stan Bobak... who does not ship his products, but it says here that they will give you info on distributors in your area. -- their phone: 773/735-5334, and web site: Bobak Sausage Company

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That is the article, and in the back of the mag, there's a section called "The Pantry," where they give contacts for sources. For this one, they give Stan Bobak... who does not ship his products, but it says here that they will give you info on distributors in your area. -- their phone: 773/735-5334, and web site: Bobak Sausage Company

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Thanks June, so far it looks like Andy's Deli is about the only source who will ship. But I think second day air is pretty expensive for ten or so pounds of bacon.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:12 AM   #15
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bill, try calling this place: Piast Meats & Provisions | Home

i don't know if they mail order, but it's worth a shot.

you wouldn't believe how many different kinds of polish hams or slab bacon there are.
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Whereabout on long island are you? Im on LI also, and have a Polish employee who may be able to give more info where you can find it locally. ( by the way, im in the port jeff area )
Thanks for the offer. I'm in Sag Harbor / North Haven - Greenport area. Some sources may still exist in Riverhead. The Hamptons are too gentrified.
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Yeah, Riverhead is probably your best bet. Being that far out, probably wouldnt hit anything else until u got to queens.

My friends ( or friends from awhile ago) owned/ co owned a restaurant out in Sag Harbor called ' Oasis' I ve never personally ate there, and i havnt spoken to them in awhile. Just curious if you ever ate there
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Thanks Bill. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what the future brings us! Life is meant to be a surprise!
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Yeah, Riverhead is probably your best bet. Being that far out, probably wouldnt hit anything else until u got to queens.

My friends ( or friends from awhile ago) owned/ co owned a restaurant out in Sag Harbor called ' Oasis' I ve never personally ate there, and i havnt spoken to them in awhile. Just curious if you ever ate there
Neither have I. I think it was a place at the foot of the bridge on route 114, frequented by the younger crowd, and only open in the summer.
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